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Freediving is like sex... the first time you try you are nervous, but it's still the best thing you've ever tried. The more you do it, the better it gets. As you do it, with more people, you learn more techniques. With experience you can do it deeper and longer. Learn more about Freediving on www.blue-immersion.com
Freediving is like life... We going up and down, again and again. It's a big mental game
FREEDIVING & CRAMPING:
Overuse of a muscle, dehydration, muscle strain or simply holding a position for a prolonged period can cause a muscle cramp. In many cases, however, the cause isn't known. Although most muscle cramps are harmless, some may be related to an underlying medical condition, such as: Inadequate blood supply like during Blood Shift. As the amount of blood in the diver's chest cavity increases, the diver's body senses the increase in blood volume, and attempts to normalize it by removing water from the blood through the synthesis of urine. This is one reason freediving make divers need to pee underwater. It is also one of the reasons that divers become dehydrated rapidly. Some Freedivers are more likely to cramp than others, it depends on your metabolism and diet. Florian Dagoury-Houas: ''I used to have cramps everytime I wear a monofin and slowly gave up on the discipline for that reason. This picture was taken during a 70-80m dive in which I had to do half of the ascent in Free Immersion after cramping. I tried drinking more, taking electrolytes and eating bananas but no major improvements. It was getting a little better with Magnesium, Potassium and Spirulina supplements but I still suffered of few casual cramps. Recently I started to freedive with no warm ups to be less hypoxic upon surfacing. So far I never cramped again during CWT dives." Doing 1 single dive per session allowed some freedivers big dehydration which limit the risks of cramps. No warm up dives isn't easy to get use to though. You will need few weeks or months to get use to it.
Learn Freediving on: www.blue-immersion.com